Developmental Disability Resource Connection (DDRC)
Formerly known as the STAR Program
The DDRC program provides assistance to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, to access resources in their communities and Medicaid waivers through the State of Alaska Developmental Disabilities Programs. The DDRC program can help families navigate the complex options and requirements to find the services that are right for each individual person. DDRC is funded through a grant from The State of Alaska Senior and Disability Services (SDS) so there is no cost for service to the consumers and families we serve.
What can DDRC do?
In order for a person with an intellectual and/or developmental disability to receive assistance through the State of Alaska, they must first be determined developmentally disabled as defined by state law. The State defines an Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability (IDD) as a severe, chronic disability that:
Alaska ABLE Accounts allow qualified consumers to save money and keep SSI/Medicaid. Check out ABLE Accounts and see if this savings plan is right for you or your family member at the link below.
Office DDRC Contacts
If you are concerned about the safety of a vulnerable person you can report your concern to the Alaska Senior and Disabilities Services Centralized Reporting Unit. These reports go to the appropriate state agency or agencies to investigate. These include Adult Protective Services, The Long Term Care Ombudsman, Occupational Licensing and the Office of Children's Services. Click on the link below for: